Japanese company develops “smart mask” that translates speech to eight languages

Next time someone calls you a “C-Face,” they might just be complimenting your tech.

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Evangelion, Spice and Wolf LED manhole covers installed in otaku-friendly neighborhood in Japan

Beautiful salutes to nearly two dozen anime/manga franchises light the way to the newest otaku destination.

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And now, an important message of hope from Gundam about the challenges of life in 2020【Video】

Real robot anime knows real life is hard these days, but challenges us to show the power of what we can do as long as we care and hold on to hope.

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Japanese YouTuber perfects gameplay moves outside Shibuya Station【Video】

Viral clip makes you feel as if you’re controlling an RPG character.

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Go on a whirlwind tour of all 47 prefectures in Japan with this gorgeous promo movie【Video】

Explore every corner of Japan through your screen.

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Canned bento?!? We try out a cheaper alternative to canned Yoshinoya【Taste test】

But there’s one unexpected problem with this series of takikomigohan in a can.

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Making gyoza is a literal snap with this awesome Japanese kitchen gadget

A cheap and easy way to make one of Japan’s favorite inexpensive comfort foods.

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Mr. Sato got a tiny figure of himself made and put in the Evangelion area of Small Worlds Tokyo

Look for Mr. Sato’s mini in the Tokyo-3 world!

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Cup Noodle celebrates selling over 100 billion units with special “Japanese slang” packaging

Test your knowledge of Japanese slang from the ’70s onwards with these limited-edition cup noodles!

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Sumo wrestlers stage group escape from dormitory over disagreements with master’s wife

With stablemaster in poor health and out of the picture, new rules were put in place, prompting escape to karaoke box.

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Virtual dojinshi convention Comic Vket recreates the community joy of canceled otaku gatherings

Free-to-attend, free-to-exhibit event is an online substitute for cancelled Comiket, held in virtual Akihabara.

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Japanese Twitter searches for foreigners who left funny photos on lost smartphone at Costco

Phone returned to owner with a surprise on the camera roll from a trio of good samaritans.

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Best doughnuts in Tokyo? Sweet floral creations cause a stir on social media

Edible flowers appear on iced doughnuts and spectacular cold, clear jelly doughnuts for summer.

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No escape from the terror with Japan’s new haunted Ferris wheel

Zombie Ferris Wheel of Hell is nearly 20 minutes of horror on Japan’s tallest Ferris wheel.

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Japan’s sushi that’s actually cake fools the eyes, blows the mind, pleases the stomach【Photos】

Clever cake maker thinks of everything, even how to turn the wasabi and ginger that come in a sushi set into proper desserts.

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Ghibli cosplay: Official dresses bring anime heroine vibes to your wardrobe

Studio Ghibli dresses add magic to the real world.

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New Pokémon manhole covers starring Chansey are set to bring good luck to Fukushima

The kind and caring Pokémon delivers the prefecture’s first Pokéfuta.

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Do Japanese ghosts have a lifespan of roughly 400 years?

Yes, I know “ghost lifespan” is an oxymoron. Let’s move on.

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All-anime-themed hotel opening in Japan’s Tokorozawa Sakura Town【Photos】

A new place to stay not far from the real-world inspiration for the setting of My Neighbor Totoro.

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Japanese mouthwash effective against coronavirus, according to Osaka Governor

Press conference sparks immediate panic buying across the country.

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